jj bassette

Official website of American musician, composer, and entrepreneur JJ Bassette, a 23 year old California kid currently banging on pianos all over China.

Hey Jude VS 童话:Two Cross-Cultural Classics

East meets West in this powerful, decade-spanning mashup of two cross-cultural classics.

One thing that continually amazes me about China isn't what you'd expect.

It isn't its beautiful sights and landscapes, the food delivery, or the incredible selection and speed of their Amazon Prime, though I do deeply appreciate all those things (except when the delivery guys bang on your door at 8 AM and call you 17 times).  It's deeper than that.  

In fact, it amazes me how similar people are, at our most human levels, all over the world. We have differences, to be sure - and those should be celebrated - but at the end of the day, we're all mostly the same.  We have dreams: for our future, for our children.  We want to eat, provide for our families, have a roof over our head.  We want to love, and be loved.

And we all love great songs.  So in celebration of our similarities, here's two of the greatest: together for the first time.

Click to play! (via YouTube)

If you enjoyed my work, please take two seconds to share this with someone you think would enjoy it.  The more you all help spread the word, the more I can focus on writing more music - thank you!

And of course, I'll see you back here on Monday. 


P.S. Check out "太阳月亮 (With My Life)," my bilingual sequel to "One Life" where I play three instruments at once!